As the holiday season is underway, celebrating this time of year at a holiday party should be on everyone’s to-do list.
The Madison held its annual Madison & Mistletoe event at Hawthorne on U Street, which later moved on to the Chinese Disco. (The Hawthorne restaurant isn’t supposed to open for a few more weeks, but guests had the chance to see what the restaurant looks like before its official opening.)
Guests could mingle on multiple floors and order drinks… choosing to sip from a cup that dubbed them either Naughty or Nice.
The Madison may be comparable to a sorority for young professional women, but during the event on Saturday night and early Sunday morning, members could invite male and female non-members to see what all the fuss is about. People who caught wind of the event on Facebook also showed up to the festivities.
For members of The Madison, the organization is a fun way to mingle with other young women in Washington, DC. Networking opportunities are also part of the package.
Besides socializing, philanthropy is an important part of the young professional women’s group mission. Part of the event’s proceeds will go to a philanthropic organization. For this year, The Madison’s organization of choice is the Make-A-Wish Foundation.